Rafael GRACH

Soviet Union SUN

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1932
Olympic Results

Biography

Rafael GRACH

Rafael Grach was a true sprinter, who very rarely skated other distances than 500 m, which is why he never competed in the World Championships. Throughout his career, Grach was in the shadow of another great Soviet sprinter Yevgeny Grishin, and he won his only Soviet title in 1960 when Grishin did not compete. His other podium finishes at the Soviet Championships were second in 1956-57 and third in 1958-59 and 1962, all at 500 metres.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.9 (1964); 1500 – 2:12.8 (1957); 5000 – 8:32.0 (1964); 10000 – 17:26.5 (1964).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

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500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

B
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

S
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating